Emily Wang, Canairy's COO, named 2019 Thiel Fellow
“Since its inception, the Thiel Fellowship has been supporting fearless entrepreneurs who want to do big things outside of a classroom and this group is no exception,” said Allyson Dias, director of the Thiel Fellowship. “This next generation of founders is dedicated to creating new things that solve real problems for real people.”
Emily Wang, the COO of Canairy, has been named a 2019 Thiel Fellow, one of 22 entrepreneurs in Robotics, Healthcare, AI and more. The Thiel Fellowship (originally named 20 under 20) is a fellowship created by Peter Thiel, co-founder of PayPal and early investor of Facebook, through the Thiel Foundation. The fellowship is intended for students under the age of 23 and offers them a total of $100,000 over two years, as well as guidance and other resources, to drop out of school and pursue other work. Selection for the fellowship is through a competitive annual process, with about 20–25 fellows selected annually, with a selection rate below 1%.
Business Wire Thiel Foundation Announces 2019 Thiel Fellows